Re-elected Pleasanton school board members Valerie Arkin and Jamie Hintzke and newly-elected trustee Steve Maher will take the oath of office at 7 p.m. tonight.
The three will be sworn into four-year terms at an organizational meeting preceding the regularly scheduled board meeting.
They were the top vote-getters in a four-way race for three seats up for election Nov. 8.
Maher, the retired principal of Hart Middle School, will take trustee Chris Grant's seat, as Grant decided he would not seek re-election after nearly a decade on the board.
Hintzke, the current board president, and trustee Arkin won their third consecutive terms, with Hintzke edging out challenger Kathleen Ruegsegger by 144 votes.
The swearing-in will take place after the current board receives the certified election results.
Following the oath of office, the new board president and vice president for the next year will be appointed, and trustees will be selected to serve as representatives on various local committees and boards.
Alongside acknowledgments of Fairlands Elementary School and Measure I1 bond chairs and committee members, the board will also recognize trustee Grant for his service during the organizational portion of the evening.
The meeting will get underway after a closed session in the district office boardroom, 4665 Bernal Ave.
Highlighting the regular meeting agenda is an update on the Measure I1 bond issue. Pleasanton voters passed the $270 million bond initiative with 69.1% support.
The bond proceeds can only be spent on school projects dealing with safety and security, 21st century learning environments, energy and water efficiencies and renovations and replacements of existing facilities as specified in the ballot language.
Administrators will present the board with immediate next steps associated with the bond program, which include opening an application window for a citizens bond oversight committee, setting policies and procedures for that committee and creating a director of facilities and construction position.
The board will be asked to reinstate the director of facilities and construction position as part of a possible action item later in the meeting.
Trustees are slated to certify election results and review the citizens bond oversight committee application and set of policies at the next board meeting Jan. 17.
In other actions, district administrators will ask trustees to approve a pay increase for substitute teachers in light of an ongoing challenge hiring them.
The board approved a rate increase for substitute teachers in January, but the district continues to struggle to hire them, according to a board memo from administrators. The current rate for substitute teachers is $120 per day in their first 10 days.
Staff is recommending increasing the pay rate for substitutes suring that period to $130 per day, and that long-term substitutes (those working 11 or more days) to receive $155 per day. They are also recommending that all retired Pleasanton teachers who return as substitutes receive $155 a day.
If approved, the rate increases would take effect Jan. 16.
* The board will hear and discuss an Amador Valley High School student presentation on waste in Pleasanton.
* Deputy superintendent of business services Micaela Ochoa will present an interim financial report and a report on 2015-16 fiscal year capital fund revenues and expenditures for the board to review and discuss.
* Trustees will be asked to approve the 2017 summer school program, which will provide credit recovery and academic intervention opportunities for PUSD students.
The board also will be asked to adopt a resolution establishing temporary borrowing between funds for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
Based on its cash flow analysis, the district anticipates needing to borrow cash temporarily to meet current obligations, according to district administrators. State education code allows district governing boards to move money temporarily between accounts for payment of obligations.
Amounts transferred would be repaid either in this fiscal year or the next one.
In closed session beginning at 5 p.m., the board is scheduled to take unspecified personnel actions, confer with union representatives and discuss anticipated litigation.